Explore solar eclipses during a planetarium show at Lycoming College

Explore solar eclipses during a planetarium show at Lycoming College

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Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to enjoy free shows in its Detwiler Planetarium on Aug. 4. The shows, which are part of Williamsport First Friday, begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and are open to the public.

This month, the audience is invited to take a closer look at solar eclipses, which occur when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, as well as the different causes and variations of solar eclipses. Attendees will also learn about the solar eclipse set to cross the continental United States on Aug. 21, and what the sky will look like in Williamsport during that event.

Free tickets are available that evening starting at 5 p.m. outside the planetarium. Seating is first come, first seated. The planetarium is located in the Lynn Science Center on the corner of Washington Boulevard and Mulberry Street.